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The cost to families of uniforms is specifically cited in the tackling child poverty delivery plan. How does the Scottish Government intend to raise awareness about the school uniform guidance consultation, which opened recently, and how it fits in and interacts with other investment that the Scottish Government is making to help to deliver the main aims of the plan?
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not connect. I would have voted no.
I will not speak for long, because I know that we have quite a long day as it is. I will not be supporting the amendments in this group in the name of Katy Clark. As the minister said in her intervention, the licensing scheme is a primary aspect of the bill, and I wonder how close some of these amendments come to being wrecking amendments. As members who sit on the committee with me will...
Scottish National Party MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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